“I never drink…wine.”
Bela Lugosi, Dracula (1931)
WORLD DRACULA DAY May 26
It now seems fitting that on May 26, 2012 The Whitby Dracula Society initiated World Dracula Day to commemorate the publication in 1897 of Bram Stoker’s extremely influential novel. Whitby, on the east coast of England, was the site of the running aground of the schooner Demeter, on which the Transylvanian vampire had made his way to Britain.
A first edition of the novel can go for up to $45,000.
World Dracula Day has gained in popularity worldwide. It’s now “a thing.”
“You would play your brains against mine? Against me who has commanded nations!”
Christopher Lee, Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)